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Teaching the Language of Innovation

Digital Citizenship

As digital devices and internet access is being given to children younger than ever before, it is imperative that we address with them the understanding of how to participate and utilize these tools in a safe and appropriate manner through digital citizenship education.

Connecting Subjects, Connecting People

The goals of a quality education are varied, with our greatest aspirations for students including everything from political and social understanding to confidence in applying the scientific method and complex problem-solving skills. We want students to be both better...

“It is Always Day 1” : Staying motivated all year long

No matter how long you’ve been teaching, you probably remember your first day - the excitement, the nervousness and the anticipation that all made the day unforgettable.  Leaders of large companies know the power of that first day too; particularly Amazon CEO Jeff...

#RoboEdChat

Join our Director of Educational Strategy, Jason McKenna, on Twitter next Tuesday evening for #RoboEdChat! We will be discussing how teachers are using robotics to transform their classrooms. Tuesday, February 20 at 8pm EST! Don't know what a twitter chat is? No...

What Students Can Teach Us About CSforAll

Miltner’s concerns about “new economy” claims, and more specifically, the insatiable demand for technology workers in the future being over-hyped are certainly worth considering. However, one thing that is definitely not overhyped is students’ passionate interest in computer science, long before considering a career.

Empowering Educators through Versatile Curriculum

There’s a certain chaos that can accompany passion and creativity in learning. That energy and excitement students express when fully embracing a new challenge is enough to remind an educator why they got into teaching in the first place. Indeed, in the classroom, it’s a precious thing to witness, and an even more important thing to encourage and contain.

STEM Solutions that Work

Just when you thought STEM couldn’t get any bigger, The New York Times recently identified the acronym, and all it stands for, as the “national priority in education.” With that in mind, Carnegie Mellon’s Robotic Academy has partnered with us and the University of Pittsburgh’s Learning Research and Development Center to identify the characteristics of an effective, ambitious STEM educational solution!

Computer Science Profile: Marvin Minsky

Marvin Minsky was a cognitive scientist who was regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of artificial intelligence, having made fundamental contributions in the sectors of robotics and computer-aided learning technologies.